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January 31, 2013

Old Photos Make New Smiles

As a kid I remember my parents flipping through photo albums and exclaiming things like, “Oh, I completely forgot about that!” I didn’t understand how they possibly could forget things like what appeared to be a fun birthday party.  For an eight year old, birthday parties are

As a kid I remember my parents flipping through photo albums and exclaiming things like, “Oh, I completely forgot about that!” I didn’t understand how they possibly could forget things like what appeared to be a fun birthday party.  For an eight year old, birthday parties are about the apex of life, so it took me a while to realize that it can be very easy to forget about even the most amazing times.

I don’t own any photo albums but I do have a hard drive packed with thousands of photos I generally ignore.  This afternoon however I found myself searching for one old photo and quickly fell down the rabbit hole of looking at old photos from my road trip with Eko.  Before I realized it, an hour had gone by and I had smiled about a few dozen times from photos which I had completely forgotten about.

In no particular order, here are some of my favorite photos that for one reason or another never actually made it on the blog.

Rhodesian Ridgeback photo

We love Chicago, but it is not exactly known for its mountains.  I love hiking with Eko, so we will definitely have to add “climb a mountain” to our bucket list this year

Rhodesian Ridgeback, dog blog

This photo just makes me happy.

Rhodesian Ridgeback puppyI couldn’t stop laughing when I saw this photo.  It reminded me that when Eko was a puppy he believed that he couldn’t be seen when he hid under the table.  He figured that since it blocked his view of you, the same worked in reverse.  He was always shocked when I managed to find his “secret hiding place”

  Dog blog, pet adventure

I always knew Eko was better looking than me, but this street artist really made it obviously when he drew us side by side!

Pet blog, dog adventure

Eko in NYC

pet adventure

And this is a man on his cell phone, riding a horse across a busy four lane road in Atlanta.  He rode off into the sunset before I could ask any questions.

dog blog, rhodesian ridgeback photo

Eko doing his best impression of a jaguar 

If you haven’t looked at your photo albums (real or digital) in a while, I highly recommend diving in.  You are bound to find some old photos that make your day!

 

Comments for Old Photos Make New Smiles

  1. this was FUN! I think the beach photo (pure bliss) and the coffee table photo (with the story) were my faves. The coffee table story was too funny!

  2. onebluedog says:

    You two have had so many cool adventures! And that picture of Eko on the beach is especially beautiful 🙂

  3. emma says:

    It is rather sad not having photo albums but we have so many more photos digitally but then how do you find them again…always something. Great look back pics of Eko!

  4. Gizmo says:

    I have a storage bin full of photos that I keep promising to organize…yeah right, that’s gonna happen…and a hard drive where I’ve had the good sense to name and date each album…those i do go through every once in a while and, like you, always find a few forgotten gems…

  5. I love how they think they are hidden when we can see all but their heads! Always good for a chuckle!

  6. Oh no, herein lies madness! When we are tasked with finding a specific image, bang goes a day because we get sidetracked by following that rabbit down the hole. Love your rabbit captures 😉

  7. aud says:

    the first picture with Eko’s tongue hanging out made me think that he was saying, “Will, OMG, look at those mountains!!” how did you get him to climb up to that tree limb?

  8. I have boxes of photos from days gone by that I swear I’m going through one of these days. Now that’s a rabbit hole!

  9. Jura says:

    Love that last one! I’m actually in the process of dealing with my 15,000 just from the last four years! I have finally discovered something on iphoto that I wish I had known about a long time ago (although I’m sure more computer savvy people do) as I always spend hours getting sidetracked looking for photos too. On can categorize every photo with key words. The process is pretty tedious, but at least it is forcing me to delete extra photos and once they are all tagged up it means I won’t spend hours looking for photos e.g. if I type – Tala, desert, horse, sudan – all relevant photos will immediately jump up! Perhaps a good thing to do if you haven’t done so already…

  10. dailyspro says:

    What great pics! A trip down memory lane can be great for the heart and the soul. You’ll always find a few that make you laugh out loud.

    Great post!

  11. Great pictures, Eko – I like the drawing ;o) .. and the last cowboy with the phone ;o)

  12. Fantastic Will, I can see how you’d end up down that rabbit hole. I loved that sunset picture with the long shadow of Eko in the sand, implies that it was a long fun day at the beach. I’m so glad I found your blog, while I can’t have a dog here at the condo, I’m always excited to see what’s up your sleeve and have a doggy day here with you guys.

  13. Kia says:

    Wow, I love the pictures…they are beautiful! Looking at old pictures always bring back awesome and funny memories.

  14. ooooooooooooohhhhh.

    Challenge accepted!

    p.s. the hunched, you-can’t-see-me pose dog pose is one of the best!!!

  15. writetowag says:

    Loved the one of Eko hiding under the table…AKA Camo Doggie!!!! She makes a pretty good Jaguar too! I call those days shoebox days…Just sit down with my box and pass the time…Dogs bring so much joy to our lives!

  16. caitlin says:

    Eko hiding under the table is so funnnnny!!

  17. […] (human), from the awesome blog Will and Eko, recently posted his favorite photos of Eko (canine). I loved the idea, so I wanted to make a similar post. Here are some of my […]

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